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and who doesn't? all rise, judge andrew napolitano is here, i don't-- >> you never give me the easy ones. . [laughter] >> you realize of course, that if gas stations were allowed to charge what they wanted to charge, and to, to get rid of the gas lines, there would be a revolution, you realize that. >> do you realize that if buyers were willing to pay what they agreed to pay, there'd be enough gas to go around. which is a better al locator of resources especially when they're scarce, the government or the free world. stuart: i understand entirely you're talking principle, economic principle and you're absolutely right. >> i'm talking practicality. if you go to a supermarket and the example is from our friends at the wall street journal who actually sampled some supermarkets on tuesday in new jersey, you'll see people leaving with shopping carts full of things like cans of tuna, enough cans of tuna to last for two years and has a shelf life for two years, if the free market ajusted the price of tuna, people would buy what they needed for the duration of this crisis and enough to sell to
judge andrew napolitano is here. they were posing questions to governor christie. somebody tried to sort of hit him like are you saying ignore environmental things, you know, that kind of stuff. you know common sense christie saying do the right thing, let's save lives and be smart and forget about all these rules. >> it is an interesting statement he made and an interesting juxtaposition you just showed. you have governor christie on the right of the political spectrum -- spectrum. you have the president on the left of the political spectrum, they are both saying forget the red tape, do what you need to do to save lives. which is probably what most people would do. the press conference, which i watched, was in front of government officials. they were applauding him when he said forget about the d.e.p., which is department of environmental protection in new jersey which is about as scrutinizing as the kgb was in the old soviet union. charles: this is the question then, do we need these -- the federal government to really be butting in? do we need fema? do we need this sort of overarching
andrew napolitano with us now. >> 88 cents a gallon, state and federal. >> in new york. >> you're right in new york and california, new jersey 30 cents cheaper. those are the two highest, california and new york, and california forget about trejigger the whole environment out there. >> and you're sort after critic of government. how do you feel that government handled the situation? >> now, funny you should say that because i was thinking about that as i was watching governor christie and while people may not always agree with his politics or even agree with his over the top style, i mean, he is the human being in whose hands the law has reposed the authority to make these very difficult decisions and he is making them. and he does have the assets and the resources with which to save human lives and he's using those assets and resources. and in this age we have given to the government the power that once belonged to family and neighborhoods and communities, either we live closer together and we're so big and we're so reliant on government that this is the way we do it today. and i think
andrew napolitano is here. judge, you know what? i said this is actually impressive compared to some of the other ones, and that's not even a joke. but i mean seriously this is heart breaking stuff. >> well, it's heart breaking because it violates basic principles of supply and demand and risk and reward. when the government gives you cash, you almost don't care what happens to it because the government is not a customer. it is going to give you the cash whether you use it properly or not. charles: particularly, if you also know more cash is coming. >> right, right, but if you are in the real marketplace where you have to get money for real investors like you do for your clients, you are going to monitor how every penny is spent. stated differently, the government has no business putting its thumb in the scale and choosing winners and losers in the marketplace. we have been through this odd infinitum. it simply doesn't work. it does create cash flow. it does create the movement of cash for people close to the event. but no investor would invest the type of -- would invest his or her
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